St Patrick's R C Primary School

Governors

St Patrick’s Governors

Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities.

The Governing Board of St Patrick’s consists of 2 parent governors, 1 local authority governor, 1 staff governor, 1 head teacher and 7 foundation governors.  The total number of governors outlined in the instrument of government is 12.

Name of Governor
Date of Appointment  Term of Office Appointed by
Mr Michael Coyne

Chair of the Governing Board

LA Governor

18/1/2019 – 17/1/2023 Local Authority
Mrs Paula Daubney

Vice Chair

Foundation Governor

11/03/2019 – 10/03/2023 Diocese
Reverend Father Philip A Nathaniel

Parish Priest

ex-officio
Mrs Liz Hindley

Headteacher

ex-officio
Miss Rebecca A Young

Foundation Governor

1/10/2015-30/9/2023 Diocese
Mrs Maureen Woodall

Foundation Governor

21/7/2022 - 20/7/2026 Diocese
Mrs Rosemary Doran

Foundation Governor

10/9/2020-09/09/2024 Diocese
Mr Andrea Castoro

Foundation Governor

08/10/2021-07/10/2025 Diocese
Mrs Lauren Stevenson

Staff Governor

17/11/2021-16/11/2025 Staff Election
Mr Stephen De Nobrega

Parent Governor

4/11/2020 – 3/11/2024 Parent Election
Mr Dave Gorman

Foundation Governor

19/09/2017 – 18/09/2022 Diocese
Mr Nigel Walker

Parent Governor

17/12/2021 – 16/12/2025 Parent Election
Name of Governor Relevant Business/Financial Interests/Other Governance Material Interests/Relationships
Mr Michael Coyne None None
Miss Rebecca A Young None None
Mr Dave Gorman None None
Mrs Liz Hindley Vice Chair of Governors at St. Cecilia’s RC High School None
Mrs Paula Daubney None None
Reverend Father Philip A Nathaniel None None
Mr Stephen DeNobrega None None
Mrs Rosemary Doran None None
Mr Andrea Castoro None None
Mrs Lauren Stevenson None None
Mr Nigel Walker None None
Mrs Maureen Woodall

Kevin Anthony Properties

Chair of Governors at Academy@ Worden

None
Committee Members
SEC

Mr Andrea Castoro (Chair)

Mrs Paula Daubney

Mrs Lauren Stevenson

Mrs Liz Hindley

Mr Nigel Walker

Mrs Rosie Doran

Curriculum

Miss Rebecca Young (Chair)

Mr Stephen De Nobrega

Mr Dave Gorman

Mrs Liz Hindley

Mrs Paula Daubney

Mr Andrea Castoro

Mrs Rosie Doran

Mrs Lauren Stevenson

Mr Nigel Walker

Mrs Maureen Woodall

Resources

Mr Michael Coyne (Chair)

Mr Dave Gorman

Mrs Liz Hindley

Mrs Rosemary Doran

Mr Andrea Castoro

Mr Stephen De Nobrega

Mr Nigel Walker

Mrs Claire Scanlan (School Business Manager – Observer)

Pay Committee Mrs Paula Daubney (Chair) Mr Nigel Walker, Mr. Stephen De Nobrega
Headteacher Appraisal Committee Mr Michael Coyne (Chair), Miss Rebecca A Young, Mr. Dave Gorman and Mrs Sarah Sadler (School Adviser)

 

Name of Governor Committee / Links
Miss Rebecca A Young Curriculum, HT Appraisal, RE Link
Mr Michael Coyne Resources, HT Appraisal, Safeguarding Governor, Health & Safety Link
Mr Dave Gorman Curriculum, Resources, HT Appraisal, Training Link
Mrs Maureen Woodall Curriculum
Mrs Liz Hindley Curriculum, Resources, SEC
Mrs Paula Daubney Curriculum, SEC, Pay Committee, SEND Link
Reverend Father Philip A Nathaniel Parish Priest
Mrs Rosemary Doran SEC, Resources, Curriculum
Mr Stephen De Nobrega Curriculum, Resources, Pay Committee, Website
Mr Andrea Castoro Curriculum, Resources, SEC, Pupil Premium and PE and Sports Grant Link
Mrs Lauren Stevenson Curriculum, SEC
Mr Nigel Walker Curriculum, SEC, Resources, Pay Committee

Every school has a governing board; the purpose and roles of governing boards are to help schools provide the best possible education for their pupils by:

  • Setting the school’s values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies and making creative use of resources.
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and providing support and challenge to the headteacher in managing the school,
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to: the children and parents it serves, its local community, those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

Types of Governors

There are different types of governors; all governors have equal status; this is to ensure that the governing board of a school reflects a wide range of groups from the community.  The different categories of governors are:

Parent Governors : are self nominated and in the case of more than one applicant, are voted for by parents.

Staff Governors : include the Head teacher, teaching and non-teaching staff.  With the exception of the Head teacher, staff governors are elected by the staff of the school.

Local Authority Governors : nominated by the local authority that maintains the school, they keep in touch with the Local Authority who nominated them

Foundation Governors– are appointed by the Bishop and Trustees of the Diocese they may be nominated by the Parish Priest. Foundation governors have an important role which is to uphold the Catholic ethos of the school and are always in the majority in a Catholic school.

St. Patrick’s governing board is made up of a wide range of people from varying backgrounds and professions.  Each Governor has different roles and may sit on more than one subcommittee.  The full Governing board meets every term and relies on the various sub committees to advise their decisions. Our sub committees include: Resources, Standards and Effectiveness, Curriculum, Pay, Staff Grievance, Pay Appeals, Complaints Review, Admissions, Pupil Discipline, Staff Attendance Discipline and Dismissal, and Headteacher Appraisal.

 

Please refer to the attached documents for additional information about the composition of the committees, terms of reference, code of conduct and instrument of government.

Previous Governors

Instrument-of-Government

Governors Code of Conduct